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FROM the days when the pale-face bartered
with the Redskin for furs in exchange for trinkets,
?those pioneer days when the Fur Industry
blazed its first faint trails across the great North
American continent?from that day to this. New
York has been the great trading post for the
World's Fur Dealers.
With her port accessible to international com?
merce, and with the transcontinental trails lead?
ing, with little interruption, to her doors, New
York stands without a parallel as the natural
Fur Market of the World.
The Trading Post Days
WAY back in the early days of the Seventeenth Century the
Old World recognized New York as a geographically favored
fur market The Dutch East India Company established in
Nieuw Amsterdam the first definite trading post at the l?wer
?nd of what is now known as Manhattan Island.
Passing through the colonization period, among the first
Americans to recognize the potentialities of New York as a
gigantic fur trading post, and as the gateway to the world,
was John Jacob Astor, With his main trading post in New
York, he established subsequent posts in the far-bearing
territories. Using New York as his port, he crossed to London
and there sold his furs for gold.
New York's Vast Potentialities
NEW YORK'S vast accumulation of raw furs soon gave birth
to a fur manufacturing industry, until today New York is the
largest fur manufacturing city in the world Even before the
war, she produced more manufactured furs than Paris, London,
Berlin, Leipzig, Vienna, Budapest and Petrograd combined.
New York's Fur Dyeing Industry is America's Fur Dyeing
Industry, for in New York 95% of the American Fur Catch is
dressed and dyed.
?and now t)ie New York Fur Auction Sales
AT the outbreak of the Great World War, The New York Fur
Auction Sales were instituted?a logical step in the further de?
velopment of the fur industry in America. They have trans?
formed New York from a fur market of national importance to
one of international dominance. They have affected every
artery of the far market. They are the very heart throb ai the
fur industry of America.
In reality, The New York Fur Auction Sales are simply the
old "trading post" organized on a gigantic scale. The New
York Fur Auction Sales claim for their audience a larger num?
ber of fur buyers than attend any ether fur auction sales in the
world. They have, for now and for all time, established Fur
Auction Sales at a point accessible to international commerce
?in a market whose demands are in excess of the demands
of any market in the world.
Every buyer who attends the sales, every fur manufacture r
producing in New York, every retailer selling here and everv
woman buying here, in so doing contributes to the support of
New York and to the success of the New York Fur Auction
Next Sale October 6th
and the days following
CATALOGS will be issued and our warehouse at 48-52 Great Jones St.
open for the inspection of merchandise every day including Sunday and
every evening except Saturday and Sunday evenings beginning
NEW YORK FUR AUCTION SALES CORPORATION ? NEW YORK ? U. S. A.